I don't know those doctors, anonsurvivor. They were Dr. Qadan and Dr. Cusack.
I am so glad to be home. I've been so swamped with work for the past week to post an update.
The ride from Boston is so much better on Sunday mornings. Without traffic, we made it back in 3 hours. The surgery did not involve any maneuvering of the liver and his gall bladder was not removed. Originally, he was facing losing 60-70 percent of his liver, but thanks to a great team, that didn't have to happen. Only a couple centimeters from one segment were removed. The experience at Mass General this time around was so much better than the last. What a relief!
Apparently, you can request the floor that you get admitted to. Husband's nursing team on White 7 was so awesome that we have taken note of this in case he ever has to go back. Praying that doesn't happen but I think it will take a miracle. Given the diet he's gradually returning to (yesterday it was chocolate chip muffins, ice cream, fried chicken), I won't be surprised if he has future mets.
Very depressing and, to be totally frank, I've just about had enough.
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
5 x 4 x 1 cm
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm T1 N0
CEA: 1.4 Pre-op; 2.1 2 days Post-op; ~2.2 ave
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53
Liver left hepatectomy seg 4 1/31/18